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Playgroups Sprouting Up!

We have compiled all of the “ads” from people looking for playgroups. They are listed both in this month’s newsletter and in the Playgroup Advertisements section of the website. We hope you enjoy meeting new families!

Tot Ice Skating Party

Monday, November 11, 2:00-3:50pm
Veterans Memorial Rink
422 Summer Street, Arlington

Come introduce your kids to ice skating, socialize with other AFC members, and enjoy a gentle skating experience with your children (ages six and under only, please). The party is for members only, but feel free to bring your friends, and they can join AFC at the event. The party is free, but please bring a donation for the Arlington Food Pantry.

For more information please see this month’s Newsletter

AFC Halloween Events

Halloween Parade: Sunday October 27 11:00am at Spy Pond Field

Join us in your costumes for a parade from Spy Pond Field to Spy Pond Playground. Meet at Spy Pond Field, 60 Pond Lane, Across from Boys and Girls Club, Arlington.

Annual AFC Halloween Party: Monday October 28 3:30-5 at Together in Motion

What can be better than another reason for your kids to wear their Halloween costumes? Have the kids come in costume, do Halloween crafts and games, and play in Together in Motion’s space. We’ll have the climbing blocks available within the gym. This is an AFC-only event and is free to all AFC members. More information to come.

Annual Childcare and Preschool Options Night!

Thursday, October 3, 6:30-8:00pm

Stratton Elementary School Cafeteria
180 Mountain Ave, Arlington

AFC’s 12th Annual Childcare and Preschool Options Night is coming up soon! This popular event will be held on Thursday, October 3, from 6:30-8:00pm, at the Stratton Elementary School Cafeteria, 180 Mountain Avenue (just off Overlook Road) in Arlington. Take this excellent opportunity to meet representatives from many of Arlington’s preschools and daycare centers. Learn about the large variety of programs in town, ask key questions in person, and pick up brochures and enrollment forms. All in one place, at one time… a real time saver!

Our handy and newly-updated 2013 Childcare and Preschool Options in Arlington booklets will be available for purchase for $5. This booklet lists information on each licensed preschool, daycare center, and family childcare provider in Arlington. It also provides important tips on selecting the right program for your child. Admission is free and open to the public. Children are welcome, as there will be babysitting in a play area and light refreshments. Please contact options@arlingtonfamilyconnection.org with questions.

Childcare and Preschool Options Booklet

The 2013 Childcare and Preschool Options in Arlington booklet is available now! Our completely updated annual summary of all the licensed preschools and daycare centers in Arlington has been released. Our local go-to guide provides details such as pricing, hours and schedules. It is available for purchase ($5) at the following local stores:

  • Isis Parenting, 397 Mass. Ave., Arlington
  • Henry Bear’s Park, 685 Mass. Ave., Arlington
  • Wild Child, 5 Medford Street, Arlington
  • Little Fox Resale Shop (Fox Library), 175 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

It is also available for $7.50 at www.arlingtonfamilyconnection.org/blog/?page_id=304.